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Minimizing oxidative stress with the right protein choice

New feeding trial shows a link between high quality protein, reduced oxidative stress and improved piglet performance.

Weaning is a stressful time in the life of young piglets, and not just because it’s the time when they are separated from the sow. Their diet changes too, from easily digestible milk to plant-based feed which is much harder for their immature digestive system to break down and absorb. This is the age when piglets are most at risk of oxidative stress – and when, according to findings from a new feeding trial, high quality, highly digestible soy proteins benefit performance and give the best returns.

By Dr. Elke von Heimendahl Global Segment Manager, Swine at HAMLET PROTEIN

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